Friday, July 01, 2011
ABC Family's Return of Melissa & Joey and Premiere of State of Georgia Off to Solid Start; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 4, 2011)
Melissa & Joey aired opposite NBC's finale of The Voice, but the summer premiere delivered the series' number two telecast of all time in Teens 12-17 (310,000 viewers), ranked as Wednesday's No. 1 telecast in Prime in Females 12-34 (639,000 viewers), and was the No. 1 cable telecast in its time period in Adults 18-34 (518,000 viewers), Women 18-34 (391,000 viewers), Women 18-49 (593,000 viewers) and Females 12-34. It placed among Wednesday's Top 5 prime cable telecasts in Women 18-34 (No. 3), Women 18-49 (No. 4) and Viewers 12-34 (No. 5). And The summer premiere outperformed its fall finale (10/26/10) across the board, including by 18% in Adults 18-34 (518,000 vs. 439,000 viewers), by 29% in Women 18-34 (391,000 vs. 304,000 viewers), by 18% in Women 18-49 (593,000 vs. 504,000 viewers), by 23% in Viewers 12-34 (829,000 vs. 672,000 viewers) and by 44% in Females 12-34 (639,000 vs. 445,000 viewers). And it outperformed its episodes to date (8/7-10/26/10) average by double-digit percent margins in Women 18-34 (+15% - 391,000 vs. 341,000 viewers), Viewers 12-34 (+17% - 829,000 vs. 708,000 viewers) and Females 12-34 (+29% - 639,000 vs. 496,000 viewers). The summer premiere averaged 1.54 million total viewers.
Meanwhile, the series premiere of State of Georgia followed and also against an extremely competitive landscape that included the finale of NBC's The Voice," ABC Family's newest original series debuted as the network's No. 2 comedy launch of all time in Adults 18-49 (737,000 viewers), behind only last summer's launch of Melissa & Joey, and easily ranked No. 1 across all cable in the half hour in Adults 18-34 (458,000 viewers), Women 18-34 (345,000 viewers), Women 18-49 (553,000 viewers), Viewers 12-34 (720,000 viewers) and Females 12-34 (571,000 viewers). The Raven Symone comedy ranked among Wednesday's Top 5 cable programs in Females 12-34 (No. 4) and Women 18-34 (No. 5). The series premiere averaged 1.32 million total viewers, holding a good chuck of its lead-in ratings.
Watch week two of both comedies next Wednesday starting at 8/7 central! It's good comedy fun with great casts and original comedy airings in the summer if a good thing!
It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars (but we won't cover movie stars like Tom Hanks or John Travolta, since they won't be talking about their past sitcoms likely), so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of July 4-8, 2011, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!
Monday, July 4, 2011
- Mike O'Malley (Yes, Dear) - Watch Mike on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
- Cedric the Entertainer (The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric drops by Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
- Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Catch Jennifer on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
- Niecy Nash (The Cleveland Show/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Tune in to see Niecy on a May repeat of Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
- Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Shia appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/The Nanny) - Fran is a guest on a repeat of The Gayle King Show at 10am on OWN.
- Lisa Kudrow (Friends) - Lisa stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)) - Catch Billy on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Watch Ellie on an all-new Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Tune in to see Jennifer on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
- Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin is a guest on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings. Zookeeper opens in theaters on July 8.
- Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Catch Betty on a repeat of The Gayle King Show at 10am on OWN.
- Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch Betty on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Louis C.K. (Louie) - Catch Louis on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
- Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry drops by LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
- Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Raven Symone (State of Georgia/That's So Raven/The Cosby Show) - Raven visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin continues to make the rounds on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Anthony Anderson (All About the Andersons/The Bernie Mac Show) - Anthony appears on a repeat from April on Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
- Jennifer Anniston (Friends) - Jennifer stops by LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
- John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) - John visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) - Kevin drops by The Mo'nique Show at 11pm on BET.
- Jenna Elfman (Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg)) - Jenna guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim) - Catch Molly on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
- Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. Larry Crowne is now in theaters.
- Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
- Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason appears on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
- Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show/The Ropers) - Jeffrey is a guest The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin talks about his movie, Zookeeper, on Today on NBC between 10-11am.
SITCOMS AIRING TONIGHT (June 19)
SITCOMS AIRING TONIGHT (June 19)
The Middle - "The Name" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie's sister, Janet (Molly Shannon), comes to the rescue and offers to help run the Heck household while Frankie studies for her dental assisting school finals. But the sheer amount of disorganization in the house throws perfectionist Janet for a loop. Meanwhile, when Cassidy's ex-boyfriend pays an unexpected visit from college, Axl tries to take the high road and not act like a jealous boyfriend; and Sue wants to legally change her middle name -- which is also Sue -- in order to have a normal name on her driver's license.
Family Tools - "The Big Event" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Jack and Darren get locked in a room at a client's house, their bickering reveals the underlying reasons for their continuous conflict. At home, Jack and Darren's unexplained absence has a ripple effect on Terry, Tony, Mason and Stitch as they prepare for the annual Mapleport Classic Car Parade.
Modern Family - "Open House of Horrors" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Claire has overdone it in Halloweens past and the neighbors definitely don't share her enthusiasm, so this year she's being forced to tone it down and keep it "kid-friendly," and Phil has an idea to hold an open house on Halloween night. Meanwhile, Mitch and Cam host a costume party while contending with Lily wondering who her real mom is, and Gloria's pregnancy hormones are on overdrive, making her even more hotheaded than usual.
How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) - "How to Help the Needy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Polly is a hit at Elaine's birthday lunch, Elaine is left feeling uninteresting, so Polly gets her an audition for a movie to boost her ego. But Polly soon realizes she's fallen into an old pattern of putting her mother's dream before her own.
Melissa & Joey - "Oh Brother" (ABC Family, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Joe thinks Mel may be related to one of her childhood friends; Lennox learns that her blog sponsor uses unfair labor practices.
Baby Daddy - "The Slump" (ABC Family, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Danny meets with a psychologist to learn why his hockey game is suffering; Riley avoids Fitch in the hope that Danny will make a move; Ben's latest fling competes with Tucker for a promotion.
Hot in Cleveland - "It's Alive!" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Elka and Mamie's illegal business activities endanger the group; a local mobster and his mother offer help.
The Exes - "Toy Story" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The guys try to fix Holly's vibrator before she finds out they have broken it.